Grand Vatican Tour Full-day with Sistine Chapel St Peter Church and Borgia Rooms

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

With over nine miles of galleries, it is difficult to see everything in the Vatican on a fleeting visit.  The Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries hold fantastic treasures as does the Gallery of the Candelabra where you can see the sculpture of Lacoon and his sons. 

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stanze di...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

With over nine miles of galleries, it is difficult to see everything in the Vatican on a fleeting visit.  The Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries hold fantastic treasures as does the Gallery of the Candelabra where you can see the sculpture of Lacoon and his sons. 

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Raphael’s Rooms alone are spectacular and worthy of a prolonged visit,  and of course you could spend a half day in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel with its wonderful frescoes and still not see everything this magnificent chapel has to offer.  

On this special extended tour however we shall ensure you have time for a more in-depth appreciation of the Vatican and its wonderful artworks.  You will see amazing sculptures, some very famous and some virtually unknown.  We will ensure you see all of the “must see” sights but also some very special treasures that you we not aware existed.

The Borgia Apartments are one of the gems not on the usual tourist itinerary.  In the 15th century the Spanish cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI lived here with his family.  There are some stunning family portraits and your guide will let you in on some of the  secrets of this infamous family.  Your guide will explain some of the religious symbolism behind the portraits themselves and give you an insight into the lives of the Pope and his enigmatic daughter Lucretia and son Cesare.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

You guide will take you to the see the highlight of any Vatican tour, the Sistine Chapel. 

There is no talking inside so your guide will explain what to look for when you see Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes that adorn the chapel; the artist spent eight years of his life painting this spectacular ceiling.  How did he do it?  Ask your guide!



Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Following the visit to the chapel you proceed to Saint Peter’s Basilica.  This is one of the premier religious buildings for those of catholic persuasion and was build over the tomb of Saint Peter himself.  It took 120 years to complete and many of the Renaissance artists of the period were involved in some way in the building and decoration of this magnificent edifice.  Michelangelo painted his “Pietà” that is displayed inside the church and you can see Bernini’s splendid altarpiece as well as the chair of Saint Peter.  There is something wonderful to see everywhere you look! 



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Finally you are taken to Saint Peters Square where your guide will wish you goodbye but not before telling you about Bernini’s statues that surround the square and pointing out other interesting sights.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Professional art historian guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
9:00 AM
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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